Each international student in our district is provided with medical insurance for the duration of their stay in our program. Although each student will be covered while in Canada, the type of insurance they receive will vary depending on how long they study in Richmond.
Students will either have insurance through StudyInsured or a combination of the BC government’s public health plan (Medical Services Plan/MSP) and StudyInsured.
|Students in BC for 0 to 6 months||Students in BC for 6 months or longer|
Medical Services Plan
To learn more about the Medical Services Plan, visit the MSP website.
StudyInsuredTM Assistance is a 24-hour emergency assistance hotline by StudyInsured. It offers multiple languages to accommodate international students who are English Language Learners (ELL). Their 24-hour medical service must be contacted within 48 hours of an emergency or reimbursement may be limited.
- 1-866-883-9787 (Toll free)
- 1-416-640-7865 (Call Collect)
- Email directly to email@example.com
Students are also encouraged to contact StudyInsuredTM Assistance prior to visiting a clinic in Richmond as some will be able to provide an expedited claim process. Remember: 911 is still the first number to call in life-threatening situations.